Adjective "ikebana" definition and examples

(Ikebana may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˌɪkɪˈbɑːnə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The art of Japanese flower arrangement, with formal display according to strict rules.
  1. 'Practitioners of ikebana (flower arranging) and chanoyu (tea ceremony) have for centuries created an enormous demand and appreciation for ceramics.'
  2. 'Still, like other Japanese traditions, such as serving tea or ikebana, the art of arranging flowers (both take 20-25 years to receive a certificate of mastery), Japanese rope bondage is an art to be mastered.'

More definitions

1. the Japanese art of arranging flowers.

More examples(as adjective)

"groups can be ikebana."

Origin

Japanese, literally ‘living flowers’, from ikeru ‘keep alive’ + hana ‘flower’.